Container Role: Spiller
Amount of Shade: Full Shade
Streptocarpella* is one of my absolute favorite blue flowering plants for full shade.
It has nodding little bell shaped blooms that are delicate and mystical. They are held above dark green violet-like foliage by short stems.
Streptocarpella grows 6-10″ and because it spills over the edges of pots, it is perfect for hanging baskets. Each 12″ basket needs 3-4 plants to make a nice bushy showing.
I like to repeat the streptocarpella baskets in the fence holes (yes, that’s one of them peeping out from under the climbing hydrangea).
Then I hang one by the nearby garage door and another from the non-fruiting crab-apple tree that overhangs the deck. Sometimes I even put one on the arbor leading to the back garden. Can you tell I love these plants?
The leaves will burn in the direct afternoon sun, but they do well in shade and part-shade. They do not need deadheading and are easy to propagate from cuttings rooted in water.